Themes Team Meeting Agenda for October 13

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 17:00 UTC

Meeting Agenda

  1. Weekly Updates
  2. Open floor

Weekly Updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

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Meeting notes Tuesday September 22nd 2020

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2020/09/21/themes-team-meeting-agenda-for-september-22/

Weekly updates:

In the last 7 days,

– 277 tickets were opened
– 275 tickets were closed:
– 260 tickets were made live.
– 22 new Themes were made live.
– 238 Theme updates were made live.
– 5 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
– 15 tickets were not-approved.
– 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Open floor

Pushing for showing theme readme files in the admin

@joyously Asked:

If WP 5.6 is supposed to have FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks., could we get some pushing for showing theme readme files in the admin? This transition time is ripe for a way for themes to show more information to the user in a standard format.

The background to this problem is that the readme that is included in themes is not visible in the WordPress admin interface or in the theme directory (compared to plugins).

Related tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets:

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36971

https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/215#comment:42

There was a two part discussion about if FSE, full site editing, would be ready in time for 5.6, and if more exposure on the problem with the readme not being visible would help get a patches created and merged.

-The status right now is that a design proposal needs to be submitted for how the readme can be presented in the WordPress admin.
We are looking for contributors who would be interested in working on this.

Will FSE impact requirements for themes that are not full site editing themes?

@martingarello Asked:

I would be interested in the next meeting to give an opinion on the impact of the changes in wordpress 5.6 on the adaptability and new requirements of old themes due to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ FSE, and what would be those points to consider for those who make themes without thinking about Gutenberg ESF yet.

-There was a short discussion and the conclusion was that FSE should not impact the requirements for the old themes.

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Themes Team Meeting Agenda for September 22

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 17:00 UTC

Meeting Agenda

  1. Weekly Updates
  2. Open floor

Weekly Updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to discuss in the meeting.

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Meeting notes Tuesday September 8th 2020

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2020/09/07/themes-team-meeting-agenda-for-september-8/

Weekly updates:

In the past 7 days,

– 384 tickets were opened
– 387 tickets were closed:
– 364 tickets were made live.
– 15 new Themes were made live.
– 349 Theme updates were made live.
– 4 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
– 23 tickets were not-approved.
– 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Are themes allowed to add admin notices in updates?

The attendees discussed the question and the consensus was that adding admin notices in theme updates are currently allowed and no change needs to be made to the requirements.

A reviewer may still request an author to remove or stop adding admin notices if the reviewer considers them to be spam.

Adding notices with a link to a change log and short information about important changes made in the new version is allowed.

Open floor

During the open floor the following questions were brought up:

Prefixing the unique name for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. pattern categories

When using the register_block_pattern_category function, the first argument, the slug or name of the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., needs to be prefixed. Otherwise the category may be overwritten by plugins.

@acosmin will make a small update to the requirements page to add this prefix to the existing prefix requirement.

As a reminder, the label for the category must use a translation function. Registering a custom category for block patterns is optional.

Is there a decision or movement regarding what should happen when a theme in the directory doesn’t follow the guidelines?

Link: What should happen when a theme in the directory doesn’t follow the guidelines?

A document has been outlined with suggestions of how the team can work with themes that do not follow requirements.

The team representatives have added comments to the document and it still needs to be discussed and properly formatted before it can be presented as a suggestion to the team.

Among other things it describes how the request will be sent to the theme author, when it is suitable to allow time to fix an issue, and when to suspend a theme immediately.


The next Themes Team meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22nd.

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Themes Team Meeting Agenda for September 8

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, September 8th 2020, 17:00 UTC

Meeting Agenda

  1. Weekly Updates
  2. Are themes allowed to add admin notices in updates?
  3. Open floor

Weekly Updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

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